Born in Leeds, Diane  studied Art at the University College of Wales, Aberystwyth, graduating with a BA(Hons) in Visual Art, followed by a Post-Graduate Certificate in Education. On moving to London she worked initially in the animation industry, followed by a career in Graphic Design for television and special effects for clients such as Granada, TV-AM, GMTV and This Morning. Diane has now returned to her first love of paintings and printmaking. She divides her time between London and Yorkshire. 

Artist's Statement: Early influences while studying Art were pointillism and pop art, systems painting, photography and illustration. However the biggest influence on my work was probably my years as a graphic designer and animator in television. Long hours were spent looking at images frame by frame in extreme close-up to smooth out pixels, or in the more traditional methods of cell-painting in flat, opaque colours. These techniques have transferred themselves to the methods of choosing imagery and composition that I use now. I like to  break the image down into its constituent parts and layers before reassembling them. Printmaking affords the same opportunity to reconstruct an  image, whether by combining different processes or using several plates to create a final print. I usually work in acrylic, but sometimes mix media and techniques, using photography, photoshop, collage and printmaking.

Current & Upcoming exhibitions:
6 October 2020 — 3 January 2021
Royal Academy of Arts
Burlington House, Piccadilly,
London, W1J 0BD
For the first time in history, the Summer Exhibition will fall in winter. But at the RA, summer is a state of mind, not a time of year. Discover a myriad of works by household names and emerging artists inside our joyous festival of art.

Printmakers Council Exhibition 'TIME'
Highgate Gallery 7th-20th February 2020
at Highgate Literary and Scientific Institution
11 South Grove, London N6 6BS
Opening Times
Tuesday-Friday 1-5pm
Saturday 11-4pm
Sunday 11-5pm
Closed Mondays
Wednesday Printmakers
Dates: Nov. 5, 2019 - Nov. 28, 2019
Venue: RHACC, Richmond upon Thames
A group show of printmaking by Wednesday Printmakers

Land, Sea and Sky
Dates: Oct. 26, 2019 - Dec. 1, 2019
Venue: The Ropewalk Gallery, Barton-On-Humber, North Lincolnshire
A group exhibition of prints by members of The Printmakers Council

Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair
Dates: Nov. 7, 2019 - Nov. 10, 2019
Venue: Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair 2019, No. 1 Street, Royal Arsenal, Woolwich, London, UK SE18 6ST
Imprinted Memories
January 19, 2019 - March 30, 2019
Riverside Gallery, Richmond Old Town Hall, Richmond TW9 1TP
A group show by Wednesday Printmakers reflecting on memory transposed into print.
Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair  
22 - 25 November 2018
Building 17, Cartridge Place, Royal Arsenal, Woolwich, London SE18 6ST
Thursday 22 November
Friday 23 November
New Collectors Evening 18.00-22.00
Saturday 24 November
Sunday 25 November

An exhibition of original prints by Artist Printmakers at Richmond Art School, RACC
5th November -30th November 2018

Orleans House Gallery
2 June – 19 August 2018
Orleans House Gallery

Wednesday Printmakers Group Show
November 2018

Woolwich Contemporary  Print Fair 
22-25 November 2018
Building 17, Cartridge Place, Royal Arsenal, Woolwich, London SE18 6ST
Thursday 22 November 11.00-17.00
New Collectors Evening 18.00-22.00
Friday 23 November 11.00-17.00
Saturday 24 November 10.00-18.00
Sunday 25 November 10.00-16.00

Previous Exhibitions
The Morley Gallery, London
May 8, 2018 - May 26, 2018
Morley Gallery in partnership with V&A
Morley Gallery
61 Westminster Bridge Road
London SE1 7HT

Wednesday Printmakers Group Show
An exhibition of original prints by Artist Printmakers at Richmond Art School, RACC
Wednesday 4th October - Friday 27th October 2017

Food For Thought
Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum, Bournemouth 
An exhibition to explore and examine people’s relationship to food as expressed through art, culture, and lifestyles.
Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum, Bournemouth
Dec. 3, 2010 - May 8, 2011

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